International Relations Office

The International Relations Office (or ARI, its Portuguese acronym) is linked to the Rector’s Office and plays a fundamental role in establishing partnerships with foreign institutions in order to reach agreements that facilitate international academic cooperation. For this purpose, it seeks to support initiatives for the exchange of the university community, to host foreign visitors, to assist both students and teachers in their proposals for international cooperation and to identify opportunities for strengthening the university’s internationalization. ARI also hosts two Thematic Study Centers: the Center for Afro-Brazilian Studies (NEAB) and the Center for Studies in Japanese Culture (NECJ).


Access ARI’s website here


Office opening hours:

ARI is open for the public from Mondays to Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Near the Central Library, just beside the LABESC building and next to Banco do Brasil.




Viviane Ap. Bagio Furtoso (Head of the International Relations Office)   Link to CV-Lattes  +55 43 3371 4928

Marina Phônlor Lemos (Secretary)  +55 43 3371 4188

Thaís Artoni Martins (Assistant for International Relations)  +55 43 3371 5897

 Fernanda Torres (Mobility Consultant)  +55 43 3371 5897